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The UK just approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine - here's who will be vaccinated first, and how many people will get their shot in the coming weeks

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the US pharma giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech was approved by the UK regulator on Wednesday - the first western country to give the green light to a coronavirus shot.
In a statement, the government said that the vaccine would be available within a week, and that care home residents and their carers would be first in line.
In total, the UK has ordered around 40 million doses of the two-shot vaccine, enough to immunize 20 million out of roughly 67 million people in the country. The two doses are given 21 days apart, and...
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Global stocks edge lower despite the UK's approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

Global stocks edge lower despite the UK's approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Global stocks edged lower on Wednesday despite the British government being the first to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use.
London's FTSE 100 was about flat in early trade, but was still outperforming most other regional indices, even though chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said a deal " hangs in the balance ."
Approval of a highly effective vaccine may mark the beginning of a new bull market for equities, a global market strategist said.
In the US, President-elect Joe Biden said he won't immediately remove the elevated tariffs that...
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U.K. becomes first country to approve Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

U.K. becomes first country to approve Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

The United Kingdom on Wednesday authorized use of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to allow widespread use of a vaccine. Pfizer responded to the approval by announcing they would immediately begin shipping limited supplies to the UK. It also expects to get similar recognition from the U.S. Food and...
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U.K. approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and will start distributing it next week

U.K. approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and will start distributing it next week

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

The U.K. became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine with its regulator clearing Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE's shot ahead of decisions in the U.S. and European Union.
The emergency authorization clears the way for the deployment of a vaccine that's expected to play a significant role in the global effort to halt the coronavirus. Pfizer and its German partner said in November that the shot, relying on novel technology called messenger RNA, was 95% effective in a final analysis of clinical-trial data.
The vaccine will be available in Britain from next week, according to a...
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The UK approved Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, the first Western nation to give it the green light

The UK approved Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, the first Western nation to give it the green light

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The UK has become the first Western country to officially have a new coronavirus vaccine, marking a potential exit route out of the pandemic. And it's happened in record time.
The vaccine developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and the small German biotech, BioNTech, can be used in the UK, after the independent regulatory body in the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency signed off the vaccine .
The news was confirmed early Monday by Matt Hancock , the UK's secretary of state for health.
He said: "The MHRA has formally authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech...
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